2016 Practice News


December Holiday Hours

All 18 Atlanta Allergy & Asthma locations will be closed on Friday, December 23 and Monday, December 26 as our staff spends time with their families for the holiday.


New Study Finds Reducing Indoor Allergens May Be as Effective as Medication for Treating Childhood Asthma

A study recently released by the American Academy of Pediatrics. reports that reducing indoor allergens and pollutants can be as effective as medicines in controlling childhood asthma.

Free Screenings at Fayetteville Health Fair - Nov 12

Southeastern Primary Care is sponsoring a health fair on Saturday November 12th from 9 am till 12 noon.

Have You Met Your Deductible? Schedule Your Appointment Before End of Year

Have you met your deductible? Need to use your Flexible Spending Account before the end of the year? Schedule an appointment now and see your Atlanta Allergy provider before the end of 2016!


Congratulations to Dr. Kalish, Voted Best Allergist

Congratulations to Dr. Louis Kalish on being named “Best Allergist” in Best Self Magazine’s Best of 2016 Contest.

Teal Pumpkin Project - Teal is the New Orange

Atlanta Allergy & Asthma supports FARE’s Teal Pumpkin Project. Join the movement that helps make sure all children will come home on Halloween night with something they can enjoy.

Atlanta's FARE Walk for Food Allergy - Sun Oct. 23

The 2016 FARE Walk for Food Allergy is on Sunday, October 23rd at Chastain Park. Event festivities begin at 1 pm. Join Atlanta Allergy & Asthma as we walk on this day to support our patients and their families that live with food allergies every day!

Hereditary Angioedema Documentary "Special Blood" Will Be Screened in Atlanta

IDF Walk for Primary Immunodeficiency - Sat Oct. 29, Dunwoody

Atlanta Allergy & Asthma is proud to support the Immune Deficiency Foundation and their 1st Annual IDF Walk for Primary Immunodeficiency, Saturday October 29th at Brook Run Park in Dunwoody.


What's Really Causing Your Fall Allergy Symptoms — May Not Be What You Think

Dr. Stanley Fineman recently spoke with WSB-TV about a new trend in the pollen counts.


If you are someone who suffers from fall allergy symptoms, you might feel like they last longer than they used to. Some theories blame global warming. Research suggests that because of our extended warm seasons, nasal allergy during the ragweed pollen season – also called hay fever or seasonal allergic rhinitis – lasts up to three weeks longer than it used to, and the further north you live, the longer you have to wait for relief.

Vote for Dr. Kalish — Best Allergist, Best Self Magazine's "Best of 2016"

Our very own Dr. Louis B. Kalish has been nominated for Best Self's "Best Allergist" award as part of their Best of 2016 contest!


Free Asthma Screening Saturday 9/3 at Celebrate Freedom Festival

Join us this Saturday, September 3rd, at Celebrate Freedom - a family-friendly festival at Jim R. Miller Park in Marietta.

Details on EpiPen Expanded Discount Program

On August 25, 2016 the drug company, Mylan, announced details of an expanded discount program they say will further enhance access to EpiPen Auto-Injector.

Backyard Allergy & Asthma Dangers: Dr. Hwang Talks to CBS46 About How to Avoid

Labor Day weekend Bar-B-Q's are coming up! Our own Dr. Lily Hwang visited the set of CBS46's Atlanta Plugged In to discuss allergy and asthma dangers right in our backyards.

Tips for Safe Flying with Food Allergies

Last week Delta announced that they were testing new in-flight snack options. One of those options included offering cashews instead of peanuts (link to blog.) We discussed why this change is not a significant improvement for their customers with peanut allergy, but we also wanted to provide you with some tips for flying with food allergies.

Primary Immunodeficiency Disease Education Meeting - 9/10


Delta: Cashews, Instead of Peanuts, Won't Make Allergy Patients Safer

This past week, Delta Airlines announced that it was testing new in-flight snacks on some routes out of Atlanta and Minneapolis. Part of that test includes offering cashews in place of peanuts. If Delta’s intent is to make their food allergic customers safer, their efforts although well meaning, are misguided based on science.

Stay Safe from Insect Stings This Summer

For many of us, summer brings increased time outdoors and therefore increased exposure to insects. Everyone will react in some way to the venom of stinging insects, but it is estimated that as many as 13 million people in the U.S. may be at risk of anaphylaxis, a life-threatening allergic reaction that spreads quickly through the body.

Webinar on Insect Sting Allergies, July 20th

Anxious about insect stings this summer? Learn how to avoid and treat stings, especially if you have a life-threatening allergy.

What to Do If You're Stung by an Insect


Seven Atlanta Allergy & Asthma Physicians Named Top Doctors in Atlanta

Seven physicians from Atlanta Allergy & Asthma — the largest allergy practice in Georgia — have been named as Top Doctors in metro Atlanta by Atlanta magazine in its July issue. In all, more than half of the physicians named by the publication in the allergy and immunology specialty came from this one practice.


Smog Alert: A Warning to Sensitive Groups

Atlanta Allergy & Asthma May Newsletter

View the Atlanta Allergy & Asthma May Newsletter.

Download the Free healow App – Link Your Family’s Portal Accounts

Did you know you can link your family’s patient portal accounts through the healow app?

Asthma & Allergy Awareness in the Nation’s Capital

The Allergy & Asthma Network and the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology celebrated Allergy & Asthma Day on Capitol Hill recently. Our own Dr. Stanley Fineman was in Washington, D.C. to participate in this program that discusses relevant issues pertaining to the care of patients with allergies and asthma with our legislators.

Practice News

Pollen Season – How Bad Was It? Is It Over?

We are often asked “Is this the worst one yet?” Well, worst is a relative term and depends on the criteria by which you compare.

2016 Food Allergy News: Early Exposure May Prevent Peanut Allergies

Food allergies are a big concern for anyone who has kids, and at Atlanta Allergy & Asthma, we talk to parents about this issue every day. No one wants their children to have to go through life with a food allergy, but is there a way to prevent them? In the case of peanut allergies, there has been encouraging news this year. Two new studies provided further evidence that exposing children to peanuts early in life may stop them from developing an allergy later.

Offices Closed Monday July 4th for Independence Day

In observance of Independence Day, all 18 offices will be closed on Monday, July 4th. We hope you have a wonderful 3 day weekend with your friends and family.

Participants Needed for a Seasonal Rhinitis Research Study

Atlanta Allergy & Asthma’s Research Department is currently recruiting participants for a Research Study for Seasonal Rhinitis. Participants must be 12 years of age or older, have a 2-year history of Seasonal Allergies and be able to attend 4 office visits.

Food Allergy & Asthma Friendly Camps

Educational Program on Hereditary Angioedema (HAE)

An educational lunch program is being offered by Shire for our patients, their families and friends. The event is Saturday, May 14th at Maggiano's Little Italy at Perimeter Mall in Dunwoody. The lunch program begins at 1pm and is free, however, you must register in advance.

Food Allergy Awareness Week: May 8-14

Researchers estimate that up to 15 million Americans have food allergies. This potentially deadly disease affects one in every 13 children in the U.S. That’s roughly two in every classroom. According to a study released in 2013 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, food allergies among children increased approximately 50 percent between 1997 and 2011.


Recent Study Shows Major Side Effects from Certain Allergy Medications

Many allergy sufferers have noticed that some allergy medications can cause side effects. No one likes to take medications that cause fatigue, sleepiness, or difficulty concentrating. In fact some of these medications also carry warnings about operating heavy machinery or driving while taking them.

Growing Evidence Suggests Introducing Peanuts in Infancy Is Beneficial in Preventing Peanut Allergy

There is growing evidence that introducing peanuts in infancy — instead of delaying consumption — is beneficial in preventing peanut allergy.

World Allergy Week: Are Warming Trends Contributing to Pollen Allergies?

The World Allergy Organization (WAO), an international umbrella organization whose members consist of 97 regional and national allergology and clinical immunology societies from around the world, will address the theme of “Pollen Allergies – Adapting to a Changing Climate” during World Allergy Week 2016 from April 4-10.


Error in the Pollen Count for March 16th

The pollen count was reported in error earlier this morning. The accurate number is 670, with tree pollens in the high range. People sensitive to tree pollens, especially Pine, Oak, Elm, Birch and Maple may experience symptoms at this elevated level. We apologize for the error.

Free Asthma Screenings at Atlanta Dogwood Festival

Looking for something fun to do the weekend of April 8th? Stop by the 80th Annual Atlanta Dogwood Festival at Piedmont Park. Atlanta Allergy & Asthma team will be there providing free asthma screenings for the public on Saturday and Sunday afternoons.

Join Us for American Lung Association’s Fight for Air Climb - April 16th

Step up to the challenge! Atlanta Allergy & Asthma is proud to again sponsor the American Lung Association’s 10 Year Anniversary Fight for Air Climb, a vertical race to the top of One Ninety One Peachtree Tower in downtown Atlanta That’s 51 floors – 1,272 steps!

Atlanta Allergy & Asthma Spring Newsletter

View the Atlanta Allergy & Asthma Spring Newsletter.

Dr. David Tanner to Speak About Spring Allergies This Thursday at Comprehensive Internal Medicine

Dr. David Tanner, allergist and Medical Director for Atlanta Allergy & Asthma, will talk about spring allergies and their impact on other health conditions this Thursday, March 31 at 12:30PM. This event will also mark the grand re-opening and open house of one of our partner health organizations, Comprehensive Internal Medicine.

Keep Your Allergies in Check During Pregnancy

From the moment you find out you will be a mother, your protective instincts kick in, thinking about how to keep your baby safe. As mother of a newborn baby and a toddler myself, I know that from the first trimester on, you immediately start to wonder what you can do to protect your baby. Is there anything you are doing that is harmful?


Warning: Traffic Alert near Our Sandy Springs Office This Week

The film company, Bambino Films, LLC, will be filming scenes for the upcoming motion picture "Baby Driver" in the Perimeter area.

The filming dates are currently scheduled for Wednesday, 3/16, Thursday, 3/17 and Monday, 3/21, between the hours of 6:00 am and 8:00 pm.

Kennestone Office Changes Location

Atlanta Allergy & Asthma’s Kennestone office will be closed on Friday, March 4th as we prepare to move to our new location.


Allergic to Grass Pollen? New Options Available

If you are allergic to grass pollen, you might be a candidate for sublingual grass pollen tablets.